It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
It’s October, which means it’s also time for the First Page Review Blog Hop. Writers post the first 1000 words of their WIP to get some feedback. I have the beginning of my first in a new series, Shield of Kings, up there.
This week, I’m continuing with Blood of the Empire. While Elektra and Mattila bargain for Teodora’s release with her captor, Trystan’s mom, Trystan himself is headed that way, hoping to reach Teodora before anyone else does. Some of you might recognize the other character. 🙂 Edited and horribly punctuated to fit.
As Trystan neared the border, he kept a cautious eye out for Mattila, but ran into his mother’s army instead. Or at least, what used to be his mother’s army.
“You must not go home, Your Grace,” Sonya Vidmar–the general in charge–said as they sat at a small table set up in the shade of an oak tree, Trystan taking advantage of the break to have a cool mug of ale.
“Isn’t Teodora still there?”
“I don’t know–she was,” Vidmar’s weathered face was anxious, “but your mother let her out of the dungeon a few days ago when she heard about the battle and that Mattila was coming to negotiate Teodora’s release.”
“What?” Trystan couldn’t believe that, even of his mother.
“I wish it weren’t true; it seems both you and I were to join Mattila’s forces.”
“Never,” Trystan had to stop himself from punching the table.
“I agree; I have my own history with Teodora and wouldn’t survive one day in her power. I doubt things would go much better for you.”